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Caregiver or Care Partner? How Terminology Evolves With Awareness

Care partner implies that the person who is living with the disease and the person providing care are equal and that is as it should be. But this isn’t always the case, so when are you a caregiver, and when are you a care partner?

By The Candid Caregiver

Grief: The Way to Continue on Is to Work Through It

Dr. Gail Gross, Ph.D., doctor of education and nationally recognized family, child development, and human behavior expert, author, and educator talks about how to deal with the grief and massive life changes after losing a parent.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Gifts From the Heart For the Heart

When mom has heart problems, you don’t want to give her a gift that could further harm her. These heart-healthy gifts will not only show you care, but they could even improve her heart health.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Fresh Outlook Can Help Caregivers

It’s common for caregivers to feel stressed about constant changes as well as numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

By The Candid Caregiver

Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

By Lara DeSanto

Strong Body, Sharp Mind? Author Who Skis At 85 Tells How It Works

At age 85, Fred Bartlit is still skiing slopes that would challenge an accomplished skier decades younger. The reason? Serious strength training that he dubs the StrongPath.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Music Therapy, Quality of Life, and Hospice

Music therapist Karen Sholander speaks about the powerful effect of music on cognition, memory, and nostalgia in those with dementia.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Sex In Nursing Homes Is Still Taboo For Many

Education can help normalize the idea that sexual interaction is part of being human, and that extends to older adults, even the very old.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Technology Can Boost Care for Seniors and Offer Caregivers Peace of Mind

How to help their parents understand that technology is not only easy to use but doesn’t have to be intrusive.

By The Candid Caregiver

How to Handle the Realization That Your Parents Are Aging

It’s a hard reality to face, but reality it is. Your parents are aging. They are on their way to “being old.”

By The Candid Caregiver